Overcoming our obstacles

In the Yoga Sutras of Patajanli we are told of the five afflications or obstacles in our lives that cause us pain and suffering. These Kleshas are Asmita, Raga, Dvesha, Abihinivesah and Avidya.  The first stage in working with the kleshas is to simply acknowledge that they exist in some form or other in our lives.  To understand that our lives are affected by our ego, our likes, our dislikes, our fear of loss and these combine together to form our misconception, misunderstanding of when is happening in and around us. Read more